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Pore over these gorgeous Minecraft creations

Created with billions of blocks

Andrzej Czerniewski’s Iaven – Magic of Colors (2014) - one builder. 7 billion blocks. 22 days.  
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Beautiful Minecraft, a new book from No Starch Press exploring some amazing creations from Minecraft, went on sale today.

The book includes 112 pages of stunning in-game creations, some of which, like the one above, look too good to be created of blocks, but they are.

Author James Delaney said he put the book together to show “how players can become artists.”

We asked the publisher for a dozen or so images to show off just how intricate some of these creations are. You’ll find them below, along with the creators’ names and the time and blocks that went into building each piece of in-game art.


No Starch Press’ Beautiful Minecraft
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Vegard Elseth’s Lindblum Gate (2015) - one builder. 300,000 blocks. 60 days.
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The BlockWorks Team’s Gotham City (2016) - 12 builders. 25 million blocks. 5 days.
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Andrzej Czerniewski’s Phain – Game Board of the Ancients (2016) - one builder. 10 million blocks. 1 year.
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Mats Heiberg’s Babel (2013) - one builder. 8 million blocks. 31 days.
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Will Loader’s A Futuristic Past (2016) - one builder. 9 million blocks. 28 days
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The BlockWorks Team’s Deep Sea (2015) - nine builders. 32 million blocks. 6 days.
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(left ) Paul Fuchs’s Cthulhu (2015) - one builder. 100,000 blocks. 14 days. (right) Nickolas Morton’s Ferelden Frostback (2015) - one builder. 375,000 blocks. 41 days.
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The BlockWorks Team’s Battersea (2013) - two builders. 3 million blocks. 8 days.
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The BlockWorks Team’s Aeternium (2013) - 15 builders. 100 million blocks. 7 days.
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(left) The BlockWorks Team’s Villa Rotunda (2013) - two builders. 260,000 blocks. 7 days. (right) Nickolas Morton’s White House (2014) - one builder. 200,000 blocks. 34 days.
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The BlockWorks Team’s London (2016) - five builders. 30 million blocks. 13 days.
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Andrzej Czerniewski’s Iaven – Magic of Colors (2014) - one builder. 7 billion blocks. 22 days.
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